Collaborative law solicitors
Moore Barlow solicitors offer collaborative approach to help you navigate through difficult times of family and divorce matters.
Our team of experienced family lawyers work closely with you and your partner to reach a mutually beneficial agreement, without the need for court intervention. We believe that this approach can lead to a more amicable and cost-effective resolution, whilst prioritising the best interests of any children involved.
Whether a couple is separating, seeking a divorce or needing to agree child arrangements the collaborative process can be used to achieve a resolution. When separating there are practical, emotional and legal issues that need to be addressed.
With the benefit of their respective collaborative law specialists by their side throughout the process, the couple has a better opportunity to resolve their issues with the benefit of expert legal advice, without having to resort to court proceedings.
What is the family law collaborative process?
The Collaborative process takes place in what are called “four-way meetings” with each client and their collaboratively trained lawyer being present. They all work together to resolve their issues in those meetings in a collaborative and cooperative manner without recourse to the court. Each party involved signs an agreement not to take the matter to court and they are therefore committed to finding a solution within the collaborative forum. If those discussions and negotiations break down then the couple can choose to leave the process but they would need to instruct new lawyers to issue any court application. This approach assists the clients maintain a good relationship which is especially important where there are children of the family.
As experienced collaborative solicitors, we provide legal advice, practical help and guidance in these meetings, which are intended to be less formal and constructive so that the couple can openly explore different options in a safe and managed environment. Several members of our Family law team are trained as collaborative lawyers.
We may involve neutral experts in the meetings such as family consultants, accountants or pension experts to assist the parties reach a solution on specific issues.
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How our collaboratively trained solicitors can help
If you need a collaborative approach solicitor, we can help by working closely with our clients to understand their needs and objectives, and then developing tailored legal strategies to achieve those goals. By leveraging our extensive experience and expertise, we are able to provide comprehensive legal advice and support that is both effective and efficient. Whether you are facing a complex legal issue or simply need guidance on a specific matter, our team of collaborative approach solicitors is here to help.
Why choose the collaborative process?
Any kind of family law dispute can be very challenging to deal with, as there are both practical and emotional considerations that can impact matters. Our specialist lawyers have the necessary experience and skillset to help each client achieve the best possible outcome in their circumstances. The process is bespoke, tailored to the couple’s needs and the aim is to achieve a resolution for the couple in a more constructive and cost-effective way. As all those involved meet to discuss and negotiate a way forward in four-way meetings, the process can be quicker and less stressful than protracted litigation.
We have collaboratively trained lawyers in London, Richmond, Southampton, Guildford, Lymington, and Woking. Get in touch with the team at Moore Barlow to find out more about our collaborative process.
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Frequently asked questions
Do you need a solicitor for collaborative approach?
Individuals involved in this collaborative approach engage their own solicitors. All parties convene for direct, face-to-face discussions with their respective legal representatives. Each person receives unwavering support from their appointed lawyer throughout the entire process, fostering a conducive environment to resolve matters together.
What is collaborative law family law?
Collaborative law family law is a process that allows couples to resolve their family law disputes outside of the courtroom. It involves both parties and their respective attorneys working together to find mutually agreeable solutions through negotiation and communication, with a focus on reaching a resolution that works best for the family as a whole.
What is the difference between collaboration and mediation?
Collaboration involves working together to reach a mutual agreement or goal, while mediation is the process of facilitating communication and negotiation between two or more parties to resolve a dispute. Collaboration emphasises cooperation and joint decision-making, whereas mediation focuses on impartial third-party assistance in reaching a resolution.
What is an example of a collaborative approach?
One example of a collaborative approach is when a team of coworkers come together to solve a problem or complete a project by sharing ideas, working together, and pooling their skills and resources to achieve a common goal.
What is the importance of collaborative approach?
The collaborative approach is important as it fosters teamwork and cooperation, allowing individuals to combine their skills and knowledge to achieve a common goal. It encourages diversity of ideas, problem-solving, and innovation, leading to more effective and efficient outcomes.
What is the collaborative divorce process?
Use mediation, collaborative law or arbitration as an alternative to going to court.
Members of our family law team are trained collaborative lawyers as well as accredited mediators, who can guide you through the process you choose.
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